The International Business Relations study program at the University of Applied Sciences Burgenland has been organizing several weeks of summer courses in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Russia, Croatia and Poland since 1999. As the summer courses are publicly funded, applications from all Austrian universities and technical colleges are welcomed (as well as from universities offering teacher education programs in the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary).
The goal is to learn and improve skills in the local language. This takes place partly through tandem lessons (e.g., an Austrian student is paired with a student from Central-Eastern Europe). In addition, the students gain insight into the business practice of the host country through company visits and lectures. Excursions to various attractions are also part of the program.
The program is annually sponsored by the Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research, the Austria - Hungary Initiative, Austria - Slovakia Initiative and the Austria - Czech Republic Initiative. For this reason, participation fees for students are particularly attractive. More information can be found at Österreichischen Austauschdiensts.
For additional information and registration, please contact Prof.in(FH) Mag.a Ludmila Waschak.